Finally got the Project car moving forward...

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  1. TSTRBOY2004
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    here are some recent pics... had to make some modifications to my exhaust manifold to try to fight boost creep, and modified my 2nd tank for a combination swirl pot/drop tank style setup.. it can drain the tank in 15 mins (16 gallons) and leaves less than a paint can lid in it... yay


    also my 15yr old bought his first car this week.. thanks to Predavore...

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    Better buy him some 19’s for that Fozzy mate!:D
     
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    I should email the people that bought mine.. haha loved those rims
     
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    I miss that car...
     
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    made the car show.. now putting miles on the car
     
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    about 90-95% done...

    still needs tint, and stereo/alarm.. and the tuning finished off


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    heh heh. You said, "done"



    Seriously, though. Looks amazing. I was hoping to make it to Back to the '80s, but ended up living vicariously through the pictures, and I saw many of your car.
     
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    she did ask what all the noise was in the shop.. haha
     
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    havetn done much since it was running last summer.. but winter and now am starting to do some things again.. next up..

    Ford 8.8 mods - shorten and make custom brackets

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    Got the rear end welded up... I may stay late and cut out some of my brackets tonight although I cant fit till I have the car up on the lift and stock rear out.. which I dont plan on doing till it blows haha

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    thanks haha built my own exhaust as usual...
     
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    little update..

    Well saturday started on a crap note.. heading to my sons soccer game with plans to hit the dyno after for 3 pulls for $30... 5miles from home pulling a 3rd gear log and lost the clutch pedal for the 3rd time in 3 weeks.. had just replaced the throwout bearing and little clutch ring/cage.. raced home after soccer and fixed the clutch... little over an hr to pull the little ring etc, straighten and fix, fix a starter bolt that stripped, put it all together, screw in a bolt in place of the clutch pedal stop... I think the clutch was over pushing so stopping the pedal travel may have fixed it.. thanks again @kevin_btz for problem solving across country.. hit the dyno after a quick little sprint 40miles to event.. ended up with 412hp 385tq on a mustang dyno.. low boost as the diaphragm is leaking on wastegate and didnt log so not sure what boost.. going from previous logs it dropped to 14-16psi... aiming for 20 or maybe 25psi.. and the car made it home.. yay

    Well saturday started on a crap note.. heading to my sons soccer game with plans to hit the dyno after for 3 pulls for $30... 5miles from home pulling a 3rd gear log and lost the clutch pedal for the 3rd time in 3 weeks.. had just replaced the throwout bearing and little clutch ring/cage.. raced home after soccer and fixed the clutch... little over an hr to pull the little ring etc, straighten and fix, fix a starter bolt that stripped, put it all together, screw in a bolt in place of the clutch pedal stop... I think the clutch was over pushing so stopping the pedal travel may have fixed it.. thanks again @kevin_btz for problem solving across country.. hit the dyno after a quick little sprint 40miles to event.. ended up with 412hp 385tq on a mustang dyno.. low boost as the diaphragm is leaking on wastegate and didnt log so not sure what boost.. going from previous logs it dropped to 14-16psi... aiming for 20 or maybe 25psi.. and the car made it home.. yay

     
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    I saw flames a couple times :bounce:
     
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    I was expecting moar! Haha
     
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    me to tbh.. although what it means s the tune is on point and not pissing fuel down the exhaust ;)
     
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    Over rated. Hahaha!
     
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    well you saw the precious flames haha
     
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    Cool project, man. I've actually got an '85 GLS-SE in storage that I've been planning a build for a couple years. Your story is pretty inspiring.
     
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    nice..if youre on FB come join us at Minnesota Rotary Owners club.. make sure you answer the questions...

    ***update.. project is getting cornered.. had a power surge and blew a bunch of things, gauges, LEDs, Head Unit and ECU... so till I can round up $3500 roughly to fix it all.. its parked
     
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    nothing new.. pulled the harness, sent it to my engine builder... waiting on him... in the meantime I drove to OK and picked this up.. now to get used to total new cad and cam software than I use daily at work...

    first up tried to mill a scale mazda.... messed up something.. think I had the wrong offsets for tool or something...
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    then tried some engraving...

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    then have been attempting a keyring for fun
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    Nice!
     
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    That first run was a pretty clean like brotha! She seams like she is running pretty smooth. With plenty of bite when you crack the throttle!

    Any tire rubbing at all?
     
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    only rubs under big bumps in the rear.. no rub in the front surprisingly... that first run was actually my 2nd run only ever.. hahaha my 3rd I went hard but clipped a damn cone... it was tough figuring the boost/powerband spot... 1st gear wasnt enough headroom, 2nd kinda bogged a little... so it was a clutch flicking type drive.. hahaha
     
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    its tuned correctly :)

    now moved onto daughters car
     
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    No way!? More burnout videos...please
     
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    I dont do those
     
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